The Old Potting Shed

Specialists in wood and acrylic wedding decor, alternative guestbooks and personalised silk ribbon
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Products and Services

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Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
Alternative wedding guest books. Here at the Old Potting Shed we specialise in wood guest books. Including, drop top guest books, where your guests write on wooden hearts and drop them into a slot at the top of a glazed wooden frame, Rustic wooden guest boards, Wooden tree style guest books. Our guest books are all ready to be displayed in your home after your wedding day, making lasting memories of your special day. Custom wedding signs, Our wood wedding signs are all painted by hand using paint and brush. Fully personalised directional signs, welcome to the wedding signs, order of the day, rustic decor display signs and statement peices. We also take a limited amount of bespoke custom orders per year for sign seating plans, favours and to create unique items to your design. Our acrylic signs are available in a range of shapes, sizes and finishes. Create your own unique stationary suit with us. Personalised ribbons. Our personalise bouquet ribbons are available in a range of materials including silk, linen, double satin and velvet. These can be use for bouquets, cakes or place settings.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lisa & Stuart
Hello and welcome, Congratulations on your engagement, I hope your wedding planning is going smoothly? If there is anything you think we may be able to help with please get in touch. We are here to help you create the perfect day. We can't wait to work with you, Lisa & Stuart


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Angelina Goldman
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
We absolutely adored our wedding sign!
We absolutely adored our wedding sign! It travelled all the way to Mauritius with us and made a beautiful finishing touch to our perfect day! So many compliments, and it looked stunning in the photographs! Great customer service, a very attentive lady, and quick postage down to us in Essex! Shall cherish it forever! Thank you! �
Hannah Barton
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
Great service and the products are high quality
Great service and the products are of very high quality. I added to my order half way through and it was no problem they couldn’t do enough to help me and answering my questions. Thanks again �
Diane Johnston
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
Absolutely loved our sign
Absolutely loved our sign we had personalised for our wedding day in October! It now has pride of place hanging in our home. It received so many compliments from many of our guests too. We received fantastic, efficient service and the quality of the product was superb. Our photographer got some great snaps of it too. Highly recommend and well worthy of our 5 star review. Thanks again, Diane & Stuart
Chantelle Harland
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
we couldn’t help but order more!
We initially ordered a guestbook but when it arrived we loved it so much we couldn’t help but order more! The service was excellent from enquiring to delivery and the quality of the products are fantastic! Thank you so much!
Happy couple married in November
November 2017
customer service was fantastic!
So pleased with our wedding card box and the customer service was fantastic!
Charlie White
Happy couple married in October
October 2017
The products are just as beautiful in real life
The products are just as beautiful in real life as they look in the photographs, and the customer service is just fantastic! We had a problem with one of our orders getting damaged in the post, but Lisa got a replacement out to us in under 2 weeks (even though she is super busy and orders normally take much longer than that to come through). Couldn’t have asked for better, and so SO happy we chose to order from The Old Potting Shed! Thank-you! �
Location & Contact Details


59 School Ln, Sudbury, Derbyshire, DE6 5HZ, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 24a

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What is your most memorable wedding?

Each one is memorable for its own reasons but one that will always hold a place in our hearts was our very first.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, industrial, vintage, festival, boho

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our customer service and attention to detail.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy it and if you have chance a weekend away before the wedding to pamper each other, take time out to remember why your getting married and forget about any stresses encounted on your wedding planning journey.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

One of our lovely couples meeting an elephant!!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

From ordering to posting we keep you updated. With clear timescales so you know when your order will be made, completed and posted. Most orders are taken via email. We have Approx a three month waiting list unless you use our priority service via our etsy shop. (Discounts can not be applied to priority orders)

What is the best themed wedding you have worked at?

For me it would have to be a recent garden party styled wedding, photos are still under wraps but we can't wait to share them with you.

What are the decorative trends with brides currently?

Looking to 2017 greens and blues are going to be big, which are great colours if wanting to incorporate a rustic wood feel as well.

What is your signature finishing touch?

Everything is made and painted by hand, adding a truly personalised finish and a little love.

What decoration do you think every wedding needs?

I think every wedding needs a welcome sign, positioned just outside the door. It's a great way to welcome your guests and really sets the scene for what to expect through the doors.